‘We have now to ensure the product is sweet sufficient on the pitch’ – Aberdeen Girls co-boss Emma Hunter hopes improved performances will increase fan engagement subsequent season
The Dons have been effectively supported at Balmoral Stadium upon their return to the top-flight, with the best attendance at their common dwelling floor being 480 on the opening day of the season.
Virtually 4 instances that quantity have been in attendance when the ladies’s workforce performed their first ever recreation at Pittodrie after they welcomed Rangers in March – with 1,894 followers watching on for that 2-0 defeat.
Aberdeen Girls co-manager Emma Hunter hopes to enhance engagement with followers subsequent season – however insists it relies on her aspect placing in good shows on the pitch.
Hunter want to construct on final season’s numbers, however to do that she reckons her aspect should show their value on the pitch – which she thinks they didn’t at all times do on their dwelling turf final time period.
She stated: “I’ve stated this for a very long time – it’s our accountability to ensure the product on the pitch is sweet sufficient.
“So long as we’re doing that and carry on promoting it, individuals will come again.
“Final season at instances we weren’t constant sufficient. We weren’t enjoying the model of soccer that we wished to play and it wasn’t at all times entertaining.
“We have to take that aspect on board as effectively.”
Hunter hopes her aspect begin the season with a ‘bang’ to be able to depart followers wanting extra, even within the notoriously chilly climate at Balmoral Stadium.
Hunter added: “Hopefully individuals will begin coming earlier within the season when it’s hotter and we are able to get them wanting to come back again.
“It has to begin effectively and it has to go together with a bang. Get it proper at the beginning so then within the winter season, individuals will need to come.”
Hunter would really like see to all types of soccer followers at Balmoral Stadium subsequent season, particularly individuals who may not have adopted ladies’s soccer earlier than.
She hopes Dons followers who repeatedly go to Pittodrie will make extra journeys out to Cove on a Sunday subsequent time period to cheer her aspect on.
Hunter stated: “What I want to see is that we interact with individuals who don’t usually interact with the ladies’s workforce or ladies’s soccer.
“Can we get among the followers who go to Pittodrie and extra Aberdeen season ticket holders alongside to our video games at Balmoral?”